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Academic Advisor and Coach

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for an Academic Advisor and Coach.  This appointment serves students as part of Academic Support Programs and has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019.  The successful candidate will provide academic advising and academic coaching, along with proactive transition assistance for freshmen and transfer students, and will be skilled at developing rapport and building productive relationships with students and campus colleagues while serving as a liaison to the resources available.

Responsibilities:

Academic Advising:

  • Guide students in making informed decisions regarding educational and career goals.
  • Meet with students to create an academic plan and select other experiences in service of their goals.
  • Monitor academic progress of students and develop intervention strategies to assist students in their academic development; make referrals as warranted.
  • Provide workshops to the campus community (including in-class presentations) on the academic advising process.

Academic Coaching:

  • Work with students (including those “at-risk”) one-on-one to help them develop effective learning strategies and to become self-regulated learners. 
  • Motivate students to identify and overcome obstacles that may be impeding academic success.
  • Instruct students on how to focus on individual goals and identify steps in reaching those goals.
  • Work with students to develop strong time-management and organization.

Transfer Transition Programming:

  • Provide one-to-one academic success coaching with transfer students during their transitional year to UW-Platteville.
  • Collaborate with transfer advisors across campus to research and implement best practices for working with transfer students.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, communication, education, psychology, student services or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • One to two years of demonstrated professional experience in one or more of the following areas:  advising, academic coaching, working with transfer students, admissions, or a student services education setting. 
  • A highly motivated, empathetic person with strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with students and/or clients using advising/coaching theory and techniques.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Competence in presenting in front of large and small groups.
  • Proficient in software applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Awareness of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students of diverse backgrounds, including sensitivity to their needs and concerns. The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and additional experience in a related field are considered an asset.
  • Experience advising STEM majors.
  • Previous experience advising undecided majors and/or “at risk” college students.
  • Experience with program development for freshmen, transfer students or other specific student populations.
  • Knowledge of PASS, BI, EAB, or other student success systems.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: 

Academic Support Programs, located in Brigham Hall, equips students for academic success by providing innovative learning strategies and connections to campus resources.  For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website campus.uwplatt.edu/academic-support .

 

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by June 24, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization.
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Lisa Roh, Search Committee Assistant   

608-342-1871 rohl@uwplatt.edu

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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